Communicable Diseases and HIV
    The Students Will Be Able To:
    • Identify communicable diseases
    • Analyze the relationship between good personal hygeine and prevention of communicable diseases
    • Define the terms epidemic, AIDS, HIV and carrier
    • Explain how HIV weakens the immune system
    • Discuss how HIV is spread
    • Describe how to prevent the spread of HIV
    • Explain what Lyme Disease is, how it's spread, how it affects the body and how to protect themselves
     Non-Communicable Diseases
     The Students Will Be Able To:
    • Identify non-communicable diseases
    • Explain the difference between communicable and non-communicable diseases
    • Identify the various types of non-communicable diseases
      Identify the risk factors that cause non-communicable diseases
    Home and Environmental Safety
    The Students Will Be Able To:
    • Describe how having an informed awareness of safety can help prevent accidents in a variety of settings
    • Identify safety hazzards found in the home
    • Identify safety procedures for the home
    • Describe safety guidelines for biking, skateboarding, swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities
    • Explain safety precautions for various weather related emergencies
    Drugs: Tobacco, Alcohol & Marijuana
     The Students Will Be Able To:
    • Define the differences between over the counter and prescription medications
    • Compare and contrast the short and long term effects of over the counter and prescription medications as well as herbal supplements
    • Identify the basic facts about mind altering drugs and the harmful effects that may result from the use of these drugs
    • Identify the consequences of using and/or choosing to use tobacco, alcohol and marijuana
    • Identify major sources and kinds of pressure to engage in drug, alcohol or other drug use
    • Identify the difference between the perceived use of drugs versus actual use among adolescents
    • Demonstrate effective ways to say no to drugs in response to different kinds of peer pressure
    • Respond assertively in refusing the offer to use drugs
    • Identify stressors in their lives
    • Apply decision making skills in evaluating the risks drug use and use of weapons
    • Identify effective startegies to stop using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and support the ability to remain drug free
    • Identify the negative consequences of gang and group violence and discuss strategies to avoid gang involvement
     Dealing with Emotions
    The Students Will Be Able To: 
    • Define emotions and list a variety of examples
    • Explain that emotions are very personal feelings and describe a variety of ways those emotions may be expressed
    • Develop strategies for expressing emotions in postive ways in a variety of social situations using conversation and actions
    • Explain the fight or flight response to strong emotions
    • Identify the physical signs of strong emotions
    • Describe positive ways to express anger and manage the energy that is created with this emotion
    • Illustrate the use of various communication techniques in conflict resolution 
    Personality Development
    The Students Will Be Able To: 
    • Identify the physical and emotional needs of humans
     The Students Will Be Able To:
    • Define self-concept and self-esteem
    • List conditions that foster high self-esteem
    • Explain how an individual's level of self-esteem effects his/her total health
    • Identify goals for developing high self-esteem and steps to achieve these goals
    • Illustrate the use of various steps for building positive self-esteem